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How are air bubbles in thee lungs treated

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Flatulence/gas: Requires an actual physical examination and testing.

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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Excessive gas: Try zantac (ranitidine) or other otc meds for excessive stomach gas and make appointment to get checked and treated properly by your pcp.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Air bubble in chest : Pneumomediastinum or air in the chest can come from lungs, trachea or esophagus. It can happen from deep sniffing, drug abuse, and heavy exertion. I s... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
They can: Lung-trachea or esophagus those are the only air containing structures in the chest. Usually from blebs in lung, or following lung trauma or surge... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
IV: Ask the staff to check you and the IV out. Sometimes bubbles in an IV can be a problem.
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Chest tightness: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as aortic problems, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Go to the ER: From your description, i would worry that you have subcutaneous emphysema which suggests a spontaneous pneumothorax. Medical mumbo-jumbo but potential... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is unlikely that your sy... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
General Surgery 25 years experience
Air bubbles: I gather you are referring to crackling sounds when you push on the skin at your neck and chest. If this is so, what did you do before it started happ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Physician visit : Please see the Emergency Department for a cardiac evaluation. The cause should be determined.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
By stopping: If you see air bubbles IV must be stopped should not allow , discord when free of bubbles reinsert IV and prevent air embolism.

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